Lotto Love (Comedy Short)

Hilarious comedy short created for the national NY Film Racing festival. Concept and written by Mike Palmisciano at ScreenPens, Ltd this short WON People’s Choice Award.

Lotto Love was conceived, written, shot and post produced in only 12 Hours!

Directed by Franco Barbeite
Produced by Tracy Utley & Noah Goldman
Cast- Kevin Coyle (Brad), Matt LoGuercio (Dr. Norm), Laura Steinel (Darcy)
Concept and Written by Mike Palmisciano (ScreenPens, Ltd.), Revisions by Dave Negrin, Erik Vidal.

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Police Women: Life with the Badge (TV Pilot)

Trailer written, directed and produced by Michael “Boogie” Pinckney ( Managing Director – Black Noise Media, Inc).

Michael is a fast rising star in film and television having spent over 10 years as Assistant Director and  protege to the brilliant and gifted Spike Lee.

ScreenPens co-wrote the treatment for the pilot episode after conferring with Michael and his co producer Sharon Easton.

“Police Women” is a gritty, realistic , scripted series that follows the lives of four female police officers as they battle rising urban crime rates and the sometimes outdated views of their male counterparts all while juggling the trials and tribulations of modern Life with the Badge.

Mira – Award Winning Short Film

Mira is an award winning short film written, directed and produced by Rod Weber and Michael Berry at Sir Reel Productions (this is the 1 minute trailer)

The American Kidney Fund’s 4 Annual Golf Classic (Documentary)

Top Video for the American Kidney Fund

Video documentary / PSA , Produced for the American Kidney Fund ( $100 million Non Profit Organization) for promotion and fund raising purposes.

Shot on August 2009 at the prestigious Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack Long Island, NY.

Concept, Written and Produced by ScreenPens, Ltd.

New Zealand Magic (Commercial Video)

New Zealand Magic – Promotional Commercial Video produced for Peter Jackson (LOTR) and Tourism New Zealand.  Audience – US consumer.

Concept / Written / Produced by Mike Palmisciano – ScreenPens, Ltd.

SpokesPerson – Leslie Meisel

Spokes Girl – Danielle Hess

Spokes Person VO – Craig Blair

Post Production – Larry Bobker (Video Editor), Billy Cobin (Sound Editor)

Challenge:  – Client was looking for a memorable, high impact commercial video to promote US tourism to New Zealand that incorporated an innovative representation of the catchphrase, “New Zealand, The Youngest Country on Earth” and featured the many natural wonders and nightlife of New Zealand cities.

ScreenPens Delivered – We first created the unique on-screen persona of “Kiwi Joe” a tough New Zealand tour guide… in the body of a 10 year old boy. Kiwi Joe leads the tour (a diverse group of grumpy Americans) on a world wind adventure through New Zealand’s Magical landscape. By the time they return to the airport, they have all been transformed into happy childhood versions of themselves; renewed and rejuvenated.

Review: Nolan’s “Deception” (Inception)

References: Dreamscape (Dennis Quaid -1984) and The Thirteenth Floor (Craig Bierko -1999)

Alright. I love Chris Nolan.  His wry wit and visionary eye have created some of the best reasons in recent years, to actually get up off   your ass and get to the movies. “Following”, “Memento”,  “Insomnia” the “Batman series” and “The Prestige”, are all haunting and thought provoking films done with taste, wit and a bit of tongue in cheek humor.

And now “Inception”. Hmmm. Without giving anything away (that already hasn’t been revealed in trailers) the story follows Dom Cobb (Leo DiCaprio) a man with a past, who’s “Day Job” involves entering the sleeping minds of unsuspecting victims and stealing their ideas and dreams.  Sounds like a great premise for a summer blockbuster, right? Except this NEVER happens in the movie.

Cobb and his “crack team” (a surprisingly good Gordon Joseph Levitt, Ellen Page, scene stealing Tom Hardy, an underutilized Sir Michael Cain and an indecipherable Ken Watanabe) muddle through a type of reverse heist plot.

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“ScreenPens, Ltd” and “3.2 Miles 2” WIN Coveted PEI Film Festival

What would you do?

Once More EdenScreenPens, Ltd and it’s talented writing / production partner “3.2 Miles 2” (3.2 Miles square) have been awarded 1st Prize for Best New Un-Produced Screenplay entitled ONCE MORE EDEN, by the prestigious PEI Film Festival.

LATEST UPDATE: “ONCE MORE EDEN”  PLACES TOP 1% in FINAL DRAFT SCRIPT COMPETITION

“It’s been a long haul”, said  MS  King in a celebratory dinner last night with ScreenPens Producer / Writer Mike P.  We’ve worked together on this script for months, outlining, structuring, developing characters and story until it shined to become one of the best new original screenplays on the market.

The joint effort began several months ago when Ms. King (3.2 Miles 2) and Mike P (ScreenPens, Ltd.) met to discuss a story concept idea uncovered by Ms. King. The story development team here at ScreenPens immediately recognized this concept as a QUALITY high concept and commercial story we could jointly develop.

We set about developing the story and script, working with several treatment re writes, until we felt it was ready for prime time.  Then another several months writing the script. Which also went through no less than 4 revisions.

Ms. King was invited to the PEI Festival to perform an except reading from the script, which was highly received as well.

ONCE MORE EDEN  is the thrilling  story about a humanitarian Army Nurse, conscripted against her will into the ultra secret  MANHATTAN PROJECT, who defies the entire US Army, when she risks her life to prevent the nuclear holocaust at Hiroshima.

In the vein of NORTH COUNTRY, ERIN BROCKOVICH and CHINA SYNDROME, ONCE MORE EDEN features a strong female lead who, after uncovering the hideous truth around her, steps up, against overwhelming odds, to “do the right thing”.

In the socially current sub text the story deals openly and fairly with debate over the proliferation and deployment of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s) delving deeply and honestly into the actual historical background.

ONCE MORE EDEN is currently under consideration by three “A” list, Oscar caliber,  actresses. Additionally the script is a top finisher in five (5) other significant industry events (ie. Boston Film Festival etc.)

Interested Directors and or Executive Producers may obtain a copy of the script by sending an email request to:

screenpens@nyc.rr.com

Only serious queries will be addressed. Copies will be forwarded by our representatives.

Cheers, and congratulations to ScreenPens and 3.2 Miles 2!

-MP